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Coach: Al Britt (15th year).

1995: 5-0 dual meet record; Irvine Invitational champion; Sunset League champion; Orange County champion.

Key returners: Brian Bachhuber, SP, DT, Sr.; Jeff Chapman, HJ, PV, Sr.; Adam Crone, 1,600, 3,200, Sr.; Brian Forth, 100, 200, Sr.; Ksostas Hatzidakis, SP, DT, Sr.; Sean Jarne, SP, DT, Sr.; Aaron Rodrigues, 1,600, Sr.; Pat Swanson, HH, IH, 400, Sr.; Lonnie Tape, HH, IH, Sr.; Griffin Wayne, SP, DT, Sr.; Ryan Wilkins, TJ, Sr.

Key newcomers: Damon Brown, SP, DT, Jr.; Rod Jackson, LJ, 200, 400, Jr.; Jason Kincade, 1,600. So.

Outlook: The Aztecs are the most well-coached team in the county and will need every bit of it this spring. Hurdlers Swanson and Tape will head the crew on the track for the Aztecs. Swanson ran 14.88 and 40.62 in the hurdles a year ago. Jarne, Wayne and Bachhuber head the throwers. Crone finished sixth in the league cross-country meet and could score points in the distance events. Chapman is the leading high jumper and pole vaulter. Jackson is the leading sprinter for the Aztecs in the early season and will long jump as well.

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